8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Sapporo
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Asahikawa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
train:  3​h
4
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Kids will enjoy Shiroi Koibito Park and Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura). Go for a jaunt from Sapporo to Otaru to see Otaru Canal about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Odori Park, fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, and ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapporo online trip itinerary maker .

Singapore, Singapore to Sapporo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get cooler in Sapporo: highs are around 0°C and lows about -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Theme Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Shiroi Koibito Park ©
Shiroi Koibito Park

1
night
Asahikawa

Asahikawa ©
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Hokuchin Memorial Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, then stroll through Asahiyama Yuki no Mura, then get curious at Asahikawa Science Center, and finally make a trip to Asahikawa Station.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Asahikawa trip maker website .

Traveling by train from Sapporo to Asahikawa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Asahikawa can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Asahikawa Science Center ©
Asahikawa Science Center
Hokuchin Memorial Museum ©
Hokuchin Memorial Museum

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani and then try out the rides at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Noboribetsu trip planner .

You can drive from Asahikawa to Noboribetsu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Asahikawa, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Noboribetsu, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks Nature Parks
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani

2
nights
Hakodate

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, then make a trip to Hachimanzaka, then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hakodate sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Noboribetsu to Hakodate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Hakodate sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

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